There is something magical about adding motion to timelapse sequences, even more so for a nightscape timelapse sequence. How is this motion added though? In this video I take a high level look at the tools I use in my work flows to produce motion in my timelapse sequences. This is the first part in what will become a multi part series on the various devices as well as “hacks” and post processing techniques.
With the world going into lock down as a result of the Covid-19 virus, much has changed. I found myself becoming increasingly restless, just wanting to get out there away from the city lights to shoot the night sky. Obviously this wasn’t something that I could do, capturing the milky way was just off the menu, so instead I captured a number of suburban skies from my home in a Bortle 5 area. Regardless of this reduced clarity, the night sky remains completely captivating.
The 2019 Milky Way season was the first in which I made a consistent effort to get myself out and shooting, in particular of time lapse sequences. This video is a series of all my 2019 time lapse sequences that I felt “worked” sufficiently to put together in a single video. Most of these sequences where shot using a Sony A7s using a Sigma 20mm f1.4 with the mosaic shots being shot with a Panasonic GH5 using a combination of Laowa 7.5mm f2 and Sigma 16mm f1.4. Hopefully you enjoy the video, would love to hear your feedback and do my best to answer any questions you might have.